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Amazon Prime Day: Three Ways to Take Advantage

Amazon Prime Day: Three Ways to Take Advantage

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by October 5, 2021 Business

The two-day event that Amazon hosts in June will be worth your time if you’re the first in line for the best deals on Black Friday each November.

Prime Day was launched in 2015 and, since then, has grown in popularity among bargain hunters. As of 2019, the company sold $7.16 billion worth of items for the “shopathon,” and $10 billion for the 2020 event. There are already competitors who have announced events to compete with the event. Here are some tips for getting the most out of Amazon special offers electronics.

Changes for 2021

Recently, Prime Day has been moved around a bit by Amazon. Due to the pandemic in 2020, it was postponed to October; for years, it was held in July. In 2021, how come it will be held in June? Sara Skirboll, a shopping and trends expert at RetailMeNot, a website that offers coupons and shopping tips, says one reason may be to increase second-quarter sales to match or surpass last year’s pandemic-driven surge in online sales. Amazon may be attempting to get ahead of consumers returning to physical stores now that more people are vaccinated. Additionally, Prime Day usually marks the beginning of back-to-school sales in July. However, Skirboll highlights that Amazon will promote a broader category set in June.

1. Find Early Deals Now

Alternatively, you can use the Amazon app on your laptop or smartphone to follow the action. Since Prime Day traditionally is part of Amazon’s Prime membership subscription service, if you don’t have a Prime membership, you’ll need to sign up for one. A year’s subscription costs $119. But you can also sign up for a free 30-day trial membership and still take advantage of Prime Day deals.

A live demonstration of Amazon products will be available at amazon.com/live in advance of Prime Day. Beginning June 18, Alexa users can ask “Alexa, what are my deals?” to access more attractive prices.”””

You can preview Prime Day deals from popular clothing, shoes, and accessory brands on Amazon Fashion’s Instagram and TikTok accounts if you’re thinking about fashion, as well as see what things look like before you buy. Customers save $15 when they order $100 in items with their first Prime Wardrobe order.

2. Make Smart and Choosy Choices

Amazon Prime Day 2021: How To Save on Shopping

However, don’t let your enthusiasm get the better of you. For now, Skirboll recommends avoiding four categories: gaming consoles, toys, Apple products and cameras. During the holiday season, she suggests consumers hold off on purchasing these products until Black Friday.

“Marshall expects that Amazon’s own products will have some of the best Prime Day bargains,” she said. “Think Amazon basics – Alexa, Echo, and anything that the brand manufactures and produces itself.” She adds that you might also find deals on smart home devices, TVs and laptops, small appliances, home decor, and beauty products. Consider getting a coupon code or a cash-back offer.

3. Take the Competition Into Account

Don’t forget to check out other retailers’ offers, too. Many of them will offer comparable prices or even better offers. According to RetailMeNot, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Best Buy offered discounts on Prime Day last year.

In addition to tracking prices, Skriboll suggests CamelCamelCamel or Keepa. Dedicated Amazon deal bots constantly monitor Amazon sales. During the day, you will be notified of both price changes as well as trending products if you download the extension from either one. When you check the Prime Day prices, you’ll know whether they are the lowest.

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